Buddhism & Western Psychology: Fundamentals of Integration
Author: Mikulas, William
Source: Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 14, Number 4, 2007 , pp. 4-49(46)
Publisher: Imprint Academic
Abstract:Essential Buddhism, the fundamental teachings of the historical Buddha and the core of all major branches of Buddhism, is psychology, not religion or philosophy. Essential Buddhism is described from a psychological perspective and interrelated with Western psychology in general, and cognitive science, behaviour modification, psychoanalysis, and transpersonal psychology, in specific. Integrating Buddhist psychology and Western psychology yields a more comprehensive psychology and more powerful therapies.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Psychology, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida 32514-5751, USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: January 1, 2007